Right now, I do both business development, project management and programming. This is quite new to me. Previously I am more focused and rarely do things outside of coding (I am using programming and coding interchangeably today).
Actually I am quite frustrated with this. If I am focused on coding, it means that I can show my work in terms of screens created or problems solved.
But for project management and business development, you can’t show much except the business you bring in and the gantt charts you’ve created. Since I am doing those three at the same time, my “show of productivity” are divided into three and since it’s hard for human (me) to be in the flow to work, actually the amount of code I generated have dramatically reduced compared to the previous 3 months.
This is something new to me.
And it’s a good challenge.
I learned a lot on how to budget (time and money), how to do the business side of IT (I have created tender as well) as well as to juggle these tasks. The higher you go, the more you have to manage it properly or you will succumb to busyness and not productive.
Let’s do more and learn more this year.